Home / Piaf! Symphonic

Piaf! Symphonic

Edith Piaf in symphony


For the first time in this brand new production, the greatest songs of international icon Edith Piaf are accompanied by a symphony orchestra with original arrangements by Nobuyuki Nakajima.

“… I have had this project in mind for so many years and I am very happy that it can finally be premiered at the Nice Opera. Piaf Symphonic is expected to be performed in the largest classical venues with the major symphonic ensembles from around the world and contribute to preserving our lavish French musical legacy.”

The arrangements for symphonic orchestra have been specially written by one of the most talented musicians of his generation, Nobuyuki Nakajima, who recently gave us the sumptuous Gainsbourg Symphonique.

Piaf Symphonic is the reunion of great music and popular music as a universal language that connects all of us … ”, – says Gil Marsalla, the producer of this show.

Nobuyuki Nakajima


Nobuyuki Nakajima is a Japanese musician, pianist, composer and arranger who resides in Paris. Recognized not only for his piano performances, but also for the elegance and sensitivity of his arrangements to subtle and vibrant orchestrations, whose writing relies on a deep and varied musical background.He took part in ’Together for Japan’, a concert in support of earthquake victims, alongside Jane Birkin on the 6th of April 2011 in Tokyo. He subsequently accompanied Jane Birkin during her world tour of ‘Jane Birkin sings Serge Gainsbourg’ in the capacity of musical director, arranger and pianist. In 2016 he collaborated with the singer once again to record the album ‘Birkin/Gainsbourg: The Symphony’ which was released in 2017 by Warner France and for which he composed the orchestral arrangements. He later joined her on stage once again for ‘Gainsbourg the Symphony’ as arranger, pianist and musical director for the global tour that followed. Gil Marsala was struck by his work, talent and sensitivity and decided in 2017 to entrust him with the writing of the arrangements for Piaf the Symphony.

Social links      /     


June 16   | Opera Nice Côte d’Azur, Nice, France

June 15   | Opera Nice Côte d’Azur, Nice, France

June 14   | Opera Nice Côte d’Azur, Nice, France


For bookings: Diana Grodberg, Co-founder & Booking Agent | Phone: + 356 79773978 | Mail: bookings@livepeople.agency

For general inquiries: Kostas Grodberg, Co-founder & COO  | Phone: + 356 79773977 | Mail: info@livepeople.agency

Address: The Black Church, St. Mary’s Place, Dublin 7, Do7 P4AX | Registration number: 659835


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ~ Plato